CALCIUM & VITAMIN D: SUPPORTING YOUR BONE HEALTH
Vitamin D helps your body maximize calcium absorption*, so you’re getting the most out of your healthy habits every day.
Where do you get these nutrients?
How your body uses calcium:
Your body uses calcium every day for activities such as muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve function, so it's essential to your bones and your overall health. Your bones act almost like a calcium reserve, because calcium is stored there. When your body isn't getting enough calcium, it may take the necessary amount from the ‘reserve’ in your bones, weakening them and making them more brittle.
This ‘reserve’ of calcium is built up in our bones efficiently until we are about 30 years old. So when our bodies leech calcium from our bones after the age of 30, our bone mass is especially susceptible to decline—and continues to do so as we get older.
This effect is compounded even further during menopause, when a decrease in estrogen levels accelerates bone loss due to bone resorption.